I'll ask my friend MamaArty_RMT to check in here, Amber. She's a massage therapist by trade and I'm sure has some stretches and things you can do to help with the pubic symphesis pain.
I'm a January '81 baby.
I didn't count the actual weeks and days of this pregnancy until recently. Some weeks I didn't even know exactly how far along I was unless I asked my husband or looked at my ticker, lol. That's how fast time was flying. Now...it's dragging. Hmmff.
My husband took today as a "mental health day" because they're aggravating him big time at his job. He's really looking forward to Lindy coming so he can get some time off, and for his sake, I wish I could speed this up. I guess that's not the right motivation to have, I know. It was nice spending some time with him though, when usually it's just me and Evan. We got to sleep late, and then he even went to run errands with me. Then when we came home he helped me clean the house since his sister is flying in tomorrow for a visit and to pick out an apartment since she is moving here from CT. He actually did most of the cleaning, I just kind of waddled around looking pitiful and trying to get out of my bad mood. I married an awesome guy, I really feel sorry for him when I'm pregnant. Not only does he have to deal with the mood swings and the hormones, but the poor man gets no action for nearly the whole pregnancy thanks to my back/pelvic issues. And if I tear like I did with Evan, there will be nothing going on for a minimum of 8 weeks. I had a bit of a traumatic experience after Evan's birth. I only had a small tear, but it was enough that I required stitches. Well, I think I got stitched up a little too tightly and at 5 or 6 weeks postpartum, whenever it was, that we felt in the mood, lets just say the tear was reopened and I've never seen that much blood in my life, not from AF, not from childbirth nothing. Totally traumatizing. I think it still affects me a little bit to be honest with you.
Anyway, that was my day. I've had a few contractions off and on, but nothing serious. I think she has descended into my pelvis a little more because of the way it feels down there. We did make it to the chiropractor today, who was able to relieve some of the pain, but a lot of it is back, and it's only been 4 hours since we were there, so that's another reason I think she's lower and putting more pressure on my pelvis.
How are you feeling today, Amber?
Arnica is also very good for after birth healing if you decide to get some because you will be able to use it. I do agree $19 is a crazy price. You can't get it at a natural food store...that is weird and unfortunate.
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
ouch, I'm so sorry to hear about your tear re-opening after Evan's birth. I can understand why that would be traumatic for you. I tore with DD but not at all with DS. I hope this one goes better for you!
I'm so glad to get to follow this lodge!!! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!
Oh, and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has this weird, paradoxical, difficulty gaining weight while pregnant thing. I have absolutely no problem packing on the lbs when no pregnant, but knock me up and for some reason my metabolism kicks in.
I hope this kiddo doesn't keep you waiting long. Sounds like you're in misery at this point.
I think she dropped. It was the weirdest feeling. I know that she had descended a bit from what my MW said, but I think she's dropped even farther. I was in the bathroom today (TMI) having my 2nd BM of the day (not normal for me) and while I was in there I could seriously feel her head move down. It was the oddest sensation. After that, my belly looked lower, my pubic area was much more tender, and my lower back hurt more as well. I wonder how long I'll be walking around like this?
My husband's sister and aunt came over this evening and we took Evan to a neighborhood party sort of thing, which he wasn't interested in at all because they have those inflatable bounce houses and he's so scared of those. I was out in the NC summer heat for about 2 hours, trying to stay off my feet, but it didn't work too well. I am exhausted beyond words right now.
I almost forgot, we went to a dinner prep place this morning and picked up some pre-made meals for the freezer. With my back the way it is, I can't stand on my feet for very long periods of time, so I couldn't make them myself. I was lucky enough to find a lady who ran a business that isn't a franchise and I've read excellent reviews about her dishes, so I hope they're as good as everyone says they are. Now my husband has food to fix for us after Lindy is born, with very simple directions. He basically has to pop it in the oven and that is it.
Good night ladies...I'm off to bed.
The tear incident sound terrifying. I am so sorry you had to go through that. That is great baby is moving down. The frozen meals are a great idea. I wish we had something like that here.
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.